Flat Pattern Templates and Flat Solids in NX Often in design, you need to take sheet metal parts and make flattened out views of them for templates. In this week's blog, I'll be looking at the process of going from part to flat pattern, then exporting it, and creating a flat solid from the pattern. [...]
56 min • John Vincent, Alexander Freund, Lars Okkels, Uwe Edlinger, Sashko Kurciski, Alon Shaham It's easier to plan for the future if you know the capabilities in your software and what's to come in future releases. That's why we invited the people from Siemens who develop and maintain NX CAM. We asked them questions [...]
Intermediate Sheet Metal Features in NX In this blog, I wanted to focus on adding secondary tabs and three bend corners, topics covered in our NX Sheet Metal class. Although these features might not seem related, I think this is a very common progression. I will be working in NX 1899, although these features are [...]
This year, Swoosh hosted the first completely virtual edition of NX University. Five of our team of application engineers hosted a full day of 13 sessions and 2 live Q&A's on the latest features in NX CAD and CAM, hidden gems in the software, and advanced techniques to improve your workflow. And we recorded them [...]
Most Useful Synchronous Modeling Tools: Move, Delete, Resize Face The Top 3 Tools Used in  NX CAD Synchronous Modeling Synchronous modeling tools in NX CAD allow NX users to quickly edit the design geometry without having to edit any original features. This allows for precise, direct push-and-pull edits to the body. The synchronous modeling tool [...]
Display Right Angled Head for Tool Path Verification I occasionally receive questions about the use of right-angled heads in NX CAM and tool path verification. If you use these types of heads often, you probably use NX CAM’s NC Simulation module to verify that your tool paths are collision- and gouge-free. But what if you [...]

Custom Boundaries for Drawing Views Note: We will be covering other commonly overlooked functions, like creating custom boundaries from drawing views, at our first-ever virtual edition of NX University–a one-day event covering new features, hidden gems, and best practices for NX Design and Manufacturing users. Editing drawing view boundaries can be very clean and efficient […]

How to Find the Interior Part Volume Using Synchronous Technology Delete Face Feature Let's cover how to find the interior volume of a cavity, or a void, in your NX part. The first thing we need to do is add a couple options to the toolbar that are not there by default. Go to the [...]
What's New in NX Pattern Enhancements This update on NX pattern enhancements simplifies the pattern creation process and also reduce Pattern update and creation times. In previous versions, the Simple method of patterning did not support multiple features.  If more than one feature was selected, the pattern would become a Variational Pattern which would then [...]
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